The rally began on Thursday with an ice cream social Meet and Greet. Of course it was a huge hit because who doesn't love Blue Bell? There were several newbies in attendance and I enjoyed meeting and talking to some of them. Names that I have read on the Heartland Owners forum that I am now able to put a face with.
Saturday was a "free" day and I used the time to talk to others in the park and to watch my neighbor Ed waxing his Landmark. I offered mine for him to do but I think he was tired when he finished his own. He did a really good job and his trailer looks great.
A crew from the Ron Hoover dealerships came out with a couple of demo units for us to look at, a Big Country with a small den for children with a loft bed above it, perfect for a small family, and a Landmark Oshkosh model that Stella and I liked....a lot... There are some things that we would change, but for the most this plan is a winner.
Ron Hoover also sent a portable barbecue rig complete with a chef to cook some delicious food for us. Including the door prizes that the dealership sent, Ron Hoover and Joe French, the General Manager of the Katy Frwy. store, have done another great job of showing their support of Heartland and our chapter.
Sunday is the traditional day of departure for many of our friends. We watched as several rigs left to go home or to their next destination. About noon, some old friends dropped in for a visit while they are in Houston for hospital visits. Tom and Judy attended our very first Heartland rally way back in 2007, so it was nice to see them and to catch up with them.
Old friends and family are what it's all about. We will go to visit my aunt Janie in Center soon and will see other family members later in the year.